Gulfstream Aerospace Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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Gulfstream Aerospace President Larry Flynn
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Pros
  • Good benefits, good pay, a lot of grow opportunities (in 15 reviews)

  • Good pay and benefits for savannah (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance isn't as I would like (in 5 reviews)

  • Staunch middle management proliferates archaic and unproductive "top down" autocratic style through organization (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gulfstream Aerospace

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    #1 in the business jet industry. The product line and product support is exceptional

    Cons

    Fast paced work environment. Gets very busy at times


  2. Not so diverse

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gulfstream Aerospace

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of jobs! If you have a specific area of expertise.

    Cons

    Good luck getting a job!

    Advice to Management

    Middle management is terrible.


  3. Senior Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gulfstream Aerospace

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    High pay. The people are friendly.

    Cons

    Management manages by humiliation, fear, and intimidation. Do not present bad news such as tests failing.

    Advice to Management

    Follow basic Management. If you have a high turn over in a position perhaps its the other people in the group.


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  5. Good Compensation, Disconnected Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Engineering in Savannah, GA

    I worked at Gulfstream Aerospace full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They offer at or above industry standard compensation in my experience, in a location with a very modest cost of living. 4/40 schedule, but be prepared to work more. Savannah has its own charm but people coming from aerospace companies in progressive areas like Southern California or Washington may find it a bit backward. The work can be quite interesting, especially on new projects. Lots of good opportunities for young engineers, but advancement comes to a grinding halt as you get to mid and upper experience levels.

    Cons

    Hands down, the most frustrating management structure I have ever dealt with out of the five aerospace location I have worked. Low level decisions go all the way to the top, where they are discussed in the perpetual meetings between the department heads, directors, and VPs. Directors continually spin status to an insane degree to make themselves look better in front of the VPs. This is how the Directors got to be Directors, though, because all the VPs want is people to tell them what they want to hear and agree with their decisions.

    The result is that tasking for the engineers actually doing the work frequently makes no sense, since the decision making process is so disconnected from reality. Engineering constantly operates in "fire drill mode". A good lead engineer or department head can sometimes compensate by serving a buffer between the engineers and the upper level managers, but the ones who are willing to do that tend to burn out or get fired (I saw both), so they don't last very long.

    Advice to Management

    Change the culture to one that values straight status and faces tough decisions head-on. Be willing to skip levels and talk to your engineers.


  6. It's an "OK" place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gulfstream Aerospace

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits for now, until they make everyone change to HSA.

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted if you don't know someone. Basically if you have no value-- you get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue!


  7. IT

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gulfstream Aerospace

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits and local discounts

    Cons

    Longetivity and friendships seem to get you advancement vs abilities. Will keep dead weight and poor employees rather than look to improve the department.

    Advice to Management

    Look to the people that try to improve the business rather than to walk on egg shells for fear of making someone who has been there a long time mad.


  8. Great Company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gulfstream Aerospace full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Company is employee oriented with many programs to increase the quality of life for the workers overall. They are also pro training and will give you all the necessary tools and training to perform your job better and prepare you for future positions.

    Cons

    Communication between upper and lower levels of management needs improvement.

    Advice to Management

    There are some disconnects between upper level management and the employees on the floor regarding schedule vs quality.


  9. Subcontract administrator

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Subcontract Administrator in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Subcontract Administrator in Savannah, GA

    I worked at Gulfstream Aerospace full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good salary, largest employer in the area

    Cons

    Crisis mgmt., minimal mentoring/advancement nepotism

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate middle mgmt and listen to your workers


  10. Director

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gulfstream Aerospace full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great base pay. Great bonus structure.

    Cons

    Lack of qualified management professionals


  11. Technical Specialist 1

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gulfstream Aerospace (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work experience, ownership of work

    Cons

    Horrible management. No team spirit. Middle and lower management has no skills. People who have no knowledge of the functionality of the team are leading the teams and hence the system is collapsing.

    Advice to Management

    Team leader should understand the functions that they are leading. The personality of the employees being hired is important. Technical skills can be taught but personality cannot be changed



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